I offer private lessons to help you improve your technique, develop more efficient practice methods, unlock your improvisation, and become a better musician.
My goal as an instructor is to share tools that will make you a more proficient player, help you to find clarity on questions you may have, and enable you to experience music at a deeper level.
I provide insights and methods that are useful for deconstructing difficult material and will limit the number of barriers standing between having a creative thought and expressing it through your instrument.
As an educator, I have taught private lessons for over 15 years. I hold a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Western Washington University, where I worked for three years as a Jazz Instructor. Currently, I teach Jazz and Applied Drum Set at Whatcom Community College and serve as an Ensemble Coach and Educational Outreach Director for the Jazz Center of Bellingham.
1/2-hour Weekly Lessons
Best for beginning drummers
-Standard grooves in a variety of genres
-Introduction to improvisation
1-hour Weekly Lessons
For intermediate or advanced drummers
-Advanced technique development
-Study of abstract concepts
Please contact me for more information or to schedule a lesson.